After several studies about the project of drinking water distribution in Rouen, the town assigns in this treaty the concession of water supply to M. Easton, Rivolta and Green in 1864. The object of the concession covers the distribution and sale of water for public and private needs.
Installed at Le Houlme since 1883 on the site of an old mill, Henry and Alfred Butler associated with leaving Charles and Thomas Holliday extend the site with the construction of new workshops, a working class city and two employers’ homes
This 1844 calendar depicting a railway commemorates the start of train travel in the Lower Seine.
The line, almost 130 kilometres long, follows the Seine valley. Work started in May 1840 and was in English hands.
Valentin Rawle was the first person to set up water-driven spinning Jennies in the Rouen area. They were visited by Napoleon himself. Rawle had opened his first cotton mill, holding 6,000 spindles on two floors, in 1798.
Fireback showing Richard Lennard, the founder at Brede Furnace, with the tools and products of his trade. His initials appear in a cartouche in the bottom right hand corner. A furnace is shown at bottom, and a wheelbarrow is tipping materials into the top of the furnace.
The Compagnie de Rouen had to be able to produce carriages and locomotives in order to be able to run the line. The backers of the proposed railway line between Paris and Rouen again turned to England, which already supplied many of the locomotives used in France.
Camille Koechlin, a member of a textile-manufacturing family from Alsace, used this journal to record his observations on a trip to England during which he visited the premises of Thomson, Chippindall & Co. near Manchester.
Born in Stretford in England and a supporter of the Stuart claimant to the throne, John Holker had to leave his native land for political reasons. When he arrived in the capital of Normandy he joined forces with an industrialist of Darnétal to set up a manufactory.